Todd Clement

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Dallas, Texas

Clement + Speer
Todd Clement
Clement + Speer

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1986

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

Clement + Speer

17855 Dallas Parkway
Suite 155
Dallas, TX 75287 Visit website

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A partner at Clement Speer, attorney Todd Clement focuses solely on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

When Mr. Clement was in middle school, he made the decision that he wanted to go into the legal field. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Texas Tech University and continued his legal education at Texas Tech University School of Law. After ranking third in his class in law school, he was chosen as one of just 18 Texans to serve as a briefing counsel for the Texas Supreme Court. Through his year of service, he gained invaluable insight into the law and the judicial process as he assisted Justice Franklin Spears in deciding key cases and writing legal opinions.

From his early practice representing defendants in personal injury claims, Mr. Clement learned a great deal about how those parties and their insurance providers approach and value such matters. Later on, he was able to represent a youngster who suffered permanent brain damage from an unsafe truck and the wife of a man who perished in a fiery crash. He learned from those cases that his true mission was to advocate for the rights of injured people and their families rather than those of defendants and insurance companies.

Mr. Clement has a successful personal injury trial practice since 1995. He has tried numerous substantial cases to verdict and settled many others, and he handles only a select few cases per year. D Magazine recognizes him among the Best Dallas Personal Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2011-2016. He is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has secured positive ratings through Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Clement's popularity as a lecturer and instructor for fellow lawyers is a reflection of his standing in the industry. He served on the Executive Committee of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the organization also honored him with their Don Bowen Distinguished Service Award in 2020. Moreover, he formerly served as the president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://clementspeer.com/index.php/todd-clement/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • 1986-87: Texas Supreme Court Briefing Attorney -- Hon. Franklin Spears
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 2014 National Safety Council (New Jersey) — “Cell Phones and Driving, Bad For Business”
  • 2003 TTLA Car Wrecks — “Trucking”
  • 2004 TTLA Advanced Personal Injury Seminar — “Premises Cases”
  • 2005 TTLA Advanced Personal Injury Seminar — “Damages for Pain and Impairment”
  • 2006 TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar — “Trucking Litigation”
  • 2007 TTLA Advanced Personal Injury Seminar — “Proven Trial Tactics”
  • 2008 TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar — “Truckers: “The Bullies of the Road”
  • 2009 El Paso Trial Lawyers — “Truckers: The Bullies of the Road”
  • 2010 TTLA Advanced Personal Injury Seminar — “Non-Economic Damages”
  • 2010 TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar — “Technical Trucking”
  • 2011 TTLA Road Rules — “Technical Trucking”
  • 2011 TTLA Annual Meeting — “Driving Case Value”
  • 2012 National Safety Council Webinar — “Cell Phones and Driving, Bad For Business”
  • 2012 Texas Distracted Driving Summit — “DWD, Driving While Distracted, The New DWI”
  • 2012 Capital Area Trial Lawyers — “Cell Phone and Driving, A Deadly Combination”
  • 2012 TTLA Annual Meeting — “DWD, Driving While Distracted, The New DWI”
  • 2013 National Safety Council Seminar — “Cell Phones and Driving, Bad for Business”
  • 2013 TTLA Efficient One Day Trial Seminar — “DWD, Driving While Distracted, The New DWI”
  • Updated speech addressing distracted driving, Speaker, DWD -- Driving While Distracted, the New DWI, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Speech addressing the offensive use of Truck Technology in prosecuting personal injury cases. , Speaker, Truck Technology, State Bar of Texas Prosecuting and Defending Trucking Cases, 2021
  • Speech on using the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations to prove negligence and gross negligence in trucking cases , Speaker, Offensive Use of FMCSR's to Establish Negligence and Gross Negligence in Trucking Cases , Texas Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 2020
  • Speech teaching lawyers how to prosecute trucking cases, Speaker, Truck Wrecks -- Not Just A Big Car Crash, Texas Trial Lawyers Car Wrecks in Houston and Dallas, 2020
  • Speech on the use of new commercial vehicle technology in discovery and at trial focusing on GPS and driver cameras., Speaker, Use of New Commercial Vehicle Technology in Discovery and at Trial: GPS and Driver Cameras, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury , 2019
  • I spoke with a defense lawyer regarding tips and pitfalls of trucking litigation from a plaintiff and defense perspective.  , Speaker, Not Just a Big Car Crash -- Yin ang Yang Trucking Tips and Pitfalls, University of Texas CLE, 2019
  • Speech addressing the Texas texting ban passed by the Legislature., Speaker, Texas' New Texting Law, DTLA Luncheon, 2018
  • Speech addressing new commercial motor vehicle technology like driver cams., Speaker, What You Absolutely Positively Gotta Know About New Commercial Vehicle Technology, Texas Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 2017
  • Speech addressing distracted driving causing crashes and its discovery and use in litigation. , Speaker, Driving While Distracted, the New DWI, State Bar of Texas Webinar, 2017
  • Speech with an appellate lawyer as to how we work together in trial and on appeal. , Speaker, Ranchers and Farmers Should Be Friends: How Trial and Appellate Lawyers Should Work Together, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, 2017
  • Speech on truck crashes and litigation, Speaker, Truckers -- The Bullies of the Road, TTLA National Webinar, 2016
  • Speech addresses crashes caused by distracted driving and their prosecution., Speaker, Distracted Driving, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury , 2016
  • Speech addressing the role of fatigue in crashes and litigation. , Speaker, Driving While Fatigued -- Science and Discovery, State Bar of Texas Prosecuting and Defending Trucking Cases, 2016
  • Speech with my partner giving practical tips for handling routine car wreck cases., Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of a Routine Car Wreck -- 10 Things I Wish I Knew, Texas Trial Lawyers Car Wreck Seminar, 2015
  • Speech regarding role of fatigue in oil field accidents and its discovery in litigation., Speaker, Oil Field Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation Liability, Texas Trial Lawyers Oil Rig and Construction Accidents, 2015
  • Speech addressing discovery of cell phone usage in connection with crashes, Speaker, Texting and Driving: Discovery of Cell Phone Usage, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury , 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 2007 -2020 & 2023 to date:  Chairman of TTLA Listserve Committee
  • 2007 to 2020 & 2022 to date:  TTLA Executive Committee Member
  • 2009 to date: DTLA Board of Directors
  • 2010 to 2014:  Vice-Chairman -- TTLA CLE Committee
  • 2013-2014:  President Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • #3 graduate in 1986 Texas Tech Law School class -- law review editor, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif
White Papers:
  • I was a major contributor to this paper as is recognized at its conclusion.  I also conducted a national webinar for the NSC after its release.  , National Safety Council: Employer Liability and the Case for Comprehensive Cell Phone Policies, National Safety Council, 2011
Videos:
  • This is a published interview that I gave urging corporations to ban cell phone use, Corporate Cell Phone Safety, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • National Safety Council Speech:  Cell Phones and Driving, Bad for Business, 2016
  • NHTSA Speech -- Successful Strategies for Changing Distracted Driving Behavior, 2016
  • Virginia Distracted Driving Summit Speaker on DWD, Driving While Distracted, 2014
  • Florida Distracted Driving Summit, 2012
  • Texas Distracted Driving Summit Speaker, 2012
  • Nebraska Distracted Driving Summit Speaker on DWD, Driving While Distracted, 2014
Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Top 100 Super Lawyers list, 2019
  • D Magazine Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine, 2011-2012
  • D Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine, 2013-2019
  • TTLA awarded Todd its John Howie Award, 2012
  • Super Lawyers has named Todd to its Personal Injury Plaintiff Texas Super Lawyer list published in the October issues of Texas Monthly every year since 2009
  • Top 100 D/FW Super Lawyers List regardless of specialty, 2019
  • Top 100 D/FW Super Lawyers List regardless of specialty, 2014-2017
  • Awarded Don Bowen Award for distinguished service to DTLA, Don Bowen Distinguished Service Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Personal Injury, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • D Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine, 2022
  • D Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine , 2021
  • D Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Personal Injury, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Personal Injury, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Forums, Million Dollar Forum, 2010
  • D Best Personal Injury Lawyer, D Magazine, 2009
  • 1998-2022 AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Office location for Todd Clement

17855 Dallas Parkway
Suite 155
Dallas, TX 75287

Phone: 888-844-2056

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